Andres Villas Boas sacked
He came, he saw but he failed to conquer. Andres Villas Boas is the latest victim of MrRoman Abramovich‘s monarchist attitude. Once touted as the next Jose Mourinho, things seem to have taken a downward spiral for the former FC Porto manager and the recent loss to West Brom seems to have triggered the inevitable. He managed to survive 104 Days 18 Hours 17 Minutes and 16 seconds. I guess money does grow on trees for Mr Roman as this deal seemed to have cost him close to £40 million+ that’s £1million/Villas boas match. The official Chelsea website reads as follows
“Andre Villas-Boas has parted company with Chelsea Football Club today.The board would like to record our gratitude for his work and express our disappointment that the relationship has ended so early.Unfortunately the results and performances of the team have not been good enough and were showing no signs of improving at a key time in the season.The club is still competing in the latter stages of the Uefa Champions League and the FA Cup, as well as challenging for a top-four spot in thePremier League, and we aim to remain as competitive as possible on all fronts.With that in mind we felt our only option was to make a change at this time.With immediate effect Roberto Di Matteo has been appointed first team coach on an interim basis until the end of the season.“
Well the mere statement issued by Chelsea FC leaks of “Abramovichness”. Roman is not exactly known for his patience but even by his standards sacking a manager who hasn’t even been around for a year seems downright cruel and defies all meaning of sense. AVB wasn’t even given an entire season to prove his worth and the mere fact that his contract was terminated prematurely speaks volumes about the club’s callous attitude. Well I am no prophet of football but the decision to sack him seems pretty rash to me. Were the players to blame for this? Did the age barrier between the players and the manager affect the team? Also Fernando Torres‘s form hasn’t exactly been peachy and was it one of the reasons why AVB’s managerial wings got clipped off? Come to think of it the Chelsea squad who although look solid on paper always seemed like a bunch of misfits on the pitch and this unfortunately came into prominence during AVB’s tenure. His record at Chelsea stands as follows
I feel the words “patience” and “persistence” seem to be absent from Mr Abramovich’s dictionary or he seems to be unaware of their existence. Sir Alex Ferguson went through a rough patch at the start of his Manchester United career but the management had faith in him and look where United stand now. Best wishes to AVB for the future. I sincerely hope he proves Abramovich wrong.